Funeral Services at Christ Church

If we can assist you in any way, as a family member, close friend or other interested party, please call the church office at (516) 627-2184.

"Good to Go"
End of Life Planning and the Church
November 18, 10:00 am

Planning for the end of life can be daunting. Since managing legalities - wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney - is challenging enough, few people ever begin to plan for the Church's role in end of life. On Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 am, Christ Church will offer a brief seminar on end-of-life planning, the purpose and preparation of meaningful funeral liturgies in the church, and how all of these crucial plans can be recorded and saved to make difficult decisions easier for our families when we die.

What Do Christians Believe About God, Jesus and and the Questions of Life and Death?

Over time, Christians have come to this understanding about God, about Jesus, and about who we are in relation to God, based on the example and commandments of Jesus' life, teaching, and resurrection:

Creation is Good

God has made all that there is, and all that God has made is good, including us.

Jesus was Raised from Death to Life

We believe that as a fully human person, Jesus died on the cross at Jerusalem, just as all humans die, yet death could not keep him, and so he was raised from the dead to life again. We celebrate this miraculous truth on Easter, and in fact, on every Sunday.

God won the Final Victory Over Death

Through the miracle of Jesus' Resurrection, God has won the ultimate victory, once and for all, in the human reality of life and death: Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we understand that although we, too, will ultimately face death as Jesus did, God will not abandon us, either, and we, too, will have new life. All that we are, which is so precious to God, will be brought to new and unending life.

Inspiration

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.   John 11:25-26